Temps Zero & Void present

IMAGE & SOUND WORKSHOP
+ PERFORMANCE

WITH THE PHOTOGRAPHERS
MICHAEL ACKERMAN & STÉPHANE CHARPENTIER
& COMPOSER ALYSSA MOXLEY
+
Limited Edition Publication by Void

 02-08 JUN '18
athens

 Photograph by Michael Ackerman

Photograph by Michael Ackerman

A 7-day CREATIVE experience for 12 photographers & 4 sound artists
Resulting in a
PUBLIC PERFORMANCE AT INSTITUT FRANÇAIS D’ATHÈNES
 

The Workshop

Michael Ackerman and Stéphane Charpentier will share with you their instinctive and sensitive approach to photography. They will focus on meaning and expression, rather than form and technique. Everybody should feel free to search, experiment, break borders, make mistakes, take emotional risks, all in the goal of getting closer to themselves. The core of this experience is to release each participant’s own vision and subjectivity. Each one will receive insights on how to connect with the inner artistic impulse and how to better engage with their own personal projects while developing collaborative presentations alongside the sound artists of the workshop. Participants are encouraged to use digital during this short period of work.

With Alyssa Moxley, students will explore techniques of working with field recordings in installation, surround, or stereo speaker environments, in tandem with moving and still images. Artists will be encouraged to develop collaborative vocabularies to prepare for improvised live scoring with consideration of abstract and narrative elements of image, spatial environments for the 2d, psychoacoustics, and improvised orchestration. Through personal understandings of the meanings of sonic relationships, students will create dialogues with the images, while using field-recording material to develop essayistic yet musical compositions. Participants are encouraged to bring microphones, laptops, and other sound processing equipment.

Void with its experimental approach, will create a limited edition, handmade publication using the material (both image & sound) produced during the workshop.


INSTRUCTORS

Michael Ackerman
Photographer
American, lives in Berlin

Michael Ackerman has made his mark by bringing a new, radical and unique approach to photography.
His method doesn’t follow tradition, it is not a simple chronicle of events. The pace of his photography is closer to cinematography than traditional documentary: images used in sequences, different formats, pictures that appear «wrong», images used as links between other images; all used to compose an essay that does not value where or when the pictures were made but rather attempts to capture a deeper emotional and spiritual truth of the subject.
www.tempszero.com/michael-ackerman

Stéphane Charpentier
Photographer, editor, Temps Zero curator
French, lives in Athens

Stéphane Charpentier engages an introspective photographic language to build long-term analog series. His images drive to moments suspended between an endless vision of humanity’s struggles and hopes.
He also creates short artistic films, installations and some music videos. He collaborates with various musicians and took part to the creation of oiseaux-tempête band. He has been part of several photographic curatorial projects including the Gomma Grant 2016 & 2017. He is curating, promoting and editing the Temps Zero projects since 2013. His first book "The Core" was published by Void in 2017.
www.stephane-charpentier.com

Alyssa Moxley
Composer & sound artist
American-Irish, lives in Athens

Alyssa Moxley works with sound, installation, and collaborative projects. Using multiple sources, tools and techniques (field recordings, experimental microphones, instruments, sound design and speaker placement). She uses sound to evoke memory as a personal and shared medium. Her field recordings gathered from extensive travels access narratives of identity, place, space, and embodied experience.
Amongst her performances, Alyssa took part in the temps zero show in Braga 2015, and she instructed the first Temps Zero workshop in 2017. She has curated various sound events, including the Kinisi festival of sound.
www.alyssa-moxley.com | www.soundcloud.com/alyssamoxley

Temps Zero

Temps Zero = Photo + Film Projections + Sound Performances
Following the concept of the Temps Zero performances produced all over europe since 2013. Presenting works from acclaimed photographers & rising talents, & sound artists creating unique live soundtracks, we are organizing for the second time a workshop open to visual & sound artists.
www.tempszero.com

Void

Void is a project fully dedicated to photography. Found in 2016, Void is an independent publisher, an alternative exhibition space in the heart of Athens. Void is a non-profit organization, and its goal is to publish established and up-and-coming artists both from Greece and abroad, as well as invest funding on education projects in Greece.
 

 Alyssa Moxley

Alyssa Moxley

How to submit
 

Submission for Photographers
A complete submission by email before 14 APR '18 at contact@tempszero.com

  • Personal information: full name, birth date, address, email & phone
  • Short note explaining past works, ideas and motivation to take part in this workshop one page maximum
  • CV / Bio
  • A selection of 20 pictures maximum / pdf or set of jpg - size 1200 pixels at 72 dpi on largest side
  • Links to personal website or photographic films / slideshow
     

Submission for Sound Artists
A complete submission by email before 14 APR '18 at contact@tempszero.com

  • Personal information: full name, age, address, email & phone
  • Short note explaining past works, ideas and motivation to take part in this workshop
  • CV / Bio
  • A selection of 5 sound works
  • Links to personal website, sound pages, or collective works
     
 Photograph by Stèphane Charpentier

Photograph by Stèphane Charpentier

Practical Information

The investment for the 7-day workshop will be:
€780 for photographers
€680 early bird applications
€380 for sound artists

02-08 JUN '18
Time schedule : everyday from 11am- 8pm
Workshop location: Mavromihali 55 (Exarchia area) Athens, Greece
The workshop will be lead in English.


Timeline

15 MAR '18 – Open for applications
24 MAR '18 – Deadline for early bird submissions
14 APR '18 – First deadline for applications
16 APR '18 – Successful participants announced
20 APR '18 – First non-refundable deposit (€350)
06 MAY '18 – Second installment
02 JUN '18 – Workshop Begins
08 JUN '18 – Workshop ends with performance at Institut Français d'Athènes + Additional Projection by Michael Ackerman
 

Payment

Payment can be made in installments via bank transfer on Temps Zero account or via transferwise.

1st installment:  €350 before 20 APR '18
2nd installment:  the remaining value before 06 MAY '18
 

Terms & Conditions

All participants must bring their own necessary equipment:  laptops, memory sticks, and whatever tools that apply to your creative process as , like cameras, sound cards, tripod, flash, controllers, instruments etc.
We encourage photographers to use digital cameras. Shared speakers and a mixer will be available for the sound artists.

Participants are responsible to make their own arrangements regarding travel and accommodation.  We encourage participants to take accommodation in the areas near of Exarchia (central Athens).
We will provide some recommendations.

The listing of participants will be added to the Temps Zero website, with links to work.
Video documentation from the workshop week & performance will be archived on the Temps Zero website.

Photographers and sound artists accept the inclusion of selected works in the collective publication created by Void. Each participant will receive one copy of this publication, that will be released and sold during the performance night and later online in a limited edition.


With the kind support of Institut Français de Paris & Institut Français de Grèce

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